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If you have skin conditions such as poison ivy, eczema, or seborrhea, ApexiCon E Cream can help relieve itching and inflammation. This prescription medicine works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. There are also times when ApexiCon E Cream may be used for unapproved, or "off-label," purposes, such as treating vitiligo and penile or labial adhesions.

What Is ApexiCon E Cream Used For?

ApexiCon® E Cream (diflorasone emollient cream) is a prescription skin medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
Specifically, ApexiCon E Cream is approved to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids. This medication is probably used most often for treating psoriasis or severe eczema.
ApexiCon E Cream is formulated as an emollient cream. In many ways, emollient creams are the "best of both worlds" between creams and ointments. They are more moisturizing, compared with traditional creams, but are not greasy like ointments.

How Does This Medicine Work?

ApexiCon E Cream is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. ApexiCon E Cream works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.

Is It Safe for Children to Use ApexiCon E Cream?

ApexiCon E Cream is not specifically approved for use in children. In addition, this drug is not approved to treat a diaper rash and should never be applied to the diaper area, as doing so can increase the risk for side effects. Children are at an increased risk for serious side effects of steroids.
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